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Alfred Bester was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. Though successful in all these fields, he is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953.


Alfred Bester is a Babylon 5 character played by Walter Koenig. He is a senior Psi Cop and a recurring antagonist in the series. J. Michael Straczynski named the character after the science fiction writer Alfred Bester, since telepathy is a recurring theme in his work.


"Alfred Bester" is a book by Carolyn Wendell.

  • copyright: 1982

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Google previewThe Publishers Weekly (1953)

ALFRED Bester is a usually polite gentlemen who has written a deliberately merciless satire that is as unkind to television as television is to its viewers. Perhaps the unkindest cut of all is that this savagely anthropological account of a TV ...

Google previewSci-fi Baby Names (2007)

500 Out-of-this-world Baby Names, from Anakin to Zardoz by Robert Schnakenberg

Alfred Bester is a high-ranking Psi Cop with shadowy links to the sinister alien race known as the Shadows on TV's Babylon 5. The character is named after science-fiction author Alfred Bester, whose important works include The ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature (2004)

by Brian M. Stableford

Alfred Bester Wendell, Carolyn. Alfred Bester. Mercer Island, Wash: Starmont House, 1982. James Blish Ketterer, David. Imprisoned in a Tesseract: The Life and Work of James Blish. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1987. Stableford ...

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Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester

1967 Penguin edition. Cover by Alan Aldridge.

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